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Just a quick update on the heavy lake effect snow bands that are affecting parts of Southeast Wisconsin. A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect until Midnight for Milwaukee County and 3am for Racine and Kenosha Counties. One quick burst of snow just moved by our station at 19th and Wells and produced 1″-2″ of snow. More heavy lake effect snow bands will rotate inland from late afternoon into the evening. Snow totals in isolated spots will total 4″-5″, but overall many areas will be in the 1″-3″ range.
Below is a radar image from around 3pm. This shows a very intense lake effect band about to move inland. This will produce snowfall rate of 1″ to possibly 3″ per hour!
Lake effect snow by nature generally occurs in narrow bands…so while some areas may pick up a quick 3″-5″ of snow…a few miles away may only see 1″-2″. Please use caution traveling this evening as roadways will become snow covered and visibilities will be reduced as wind will gust above 20mph.
If you have snow totals to pass along please post them to the comments section of the blog. For more information on the snow today please read the blog entry from this morning that was talking about the snow for today.
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